17-Mile Dr., CA. Photo credit: Xinyu Zhao.
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the department of philosophy at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
My primary research interests are philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, and metaphysics. I also have interests in decision theory, formal epistemology, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of religion, and Chinese philosophy.
Below you can find my CV, papers, teaching materials, upcoming talks, public engagement, and links to some events that I organized: the Metro Area Philosophy of Science Group (MAPS) and the Rutgers Workshop on Structural Realism.
Outside philosophy, I enjoy traveling, skiing, and swimming. Currently I'm also co-writing a sci-fi movie script based on this wonderful SEP article on time travel and modern physics.
You can contact me here.
Our Fundamental Physical Space: An Essay on the Metaphysics of the Wave Function [Penultimate]
The Journal of Philosophy, forthcoming.
Great Expectations: Introducing Surreal Decision Theory (with Daniel Rubio)
Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Interaction (LORI-V), Wiebe van der Hoek, Wesley H. Holliday, Wen-fang Wang (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, 2015.
Quantum Ontology I: Copenhagen and Beyond (for Philosophy Compass)
Quantum Ontology II: Realism about the Wave Function (for Philosophy Compass)
Work in Progress
(Most drafts available upon request.)
- An Intrinsic Theory of Quantum Mechanics: Progress in Field's Nominalistic Program, Part I [PhilSci Archive]
- The Best Summary of the Quantum World: The Universal Wave Function as a Humean Law
- Our Knowledge about the Past: Some Puzzles about Time's Arrow and Self-Locating Probabilities
- Pascal's Wager Meets Surreal Numbers. (with Daniel Rubio)
- Surreal Decisions II. (with Daniel Rubio)
- Agency and the Source of Practical Normativity: A Comparative Study on Immanuel Kant, Ruth Chang, and Xunzi
Recent and Upcoming Talks
Space-Time Emergence: A Representational Theory
- CUNY Grad Center, Philosophy of Cosmology Workshop. May 2017.
An Intrinsic Theory of Quantum Mechanics: Progress in Field's Nominalistic Program, Part I.
- Fordham University, 3rd Annual Conference of the SMS. October 2017.
- UC Irvine, Logic and Philosophy of Science. April 2017.
- USC, reading group. March 2017.
Our Knowledge about the Past: Some Puzzles about Time's Arrow and Self-Locating Probabilities.
- Rutgers Foundations of Probability Seminar. September 2017.
- Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP), Adelaide. July 2017. [Slides]
- Stevens Institute of Technology, Time and Causality in the Sciences (TaCitS). June 2017.
- Caltech, History and Philosophy of Science. April 2017.
- UC San Diego, Philosophy of Physics Group. April 2017.
- UC Riverside, Workshop in Epistemology & Philosophy of Mind. March 2017
Comments on Alan Hájek's “The Revenge of Pascal, Petersburg, Pasadena, and Paul”
- Workshop on Cognitive Value, University of Colorado, Boulder. March 2017.
"From Ants to Quantum Non-Locality" (with Isaac Wilhelm)
- Philosophy Phriday, The Daily Ant, July 2017.
"What is Analytic Philosophy?"
- Invited talk at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Wuhan University, January 2016.